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Mercedes-Benz GLB

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Summary


The Mercedes-Benz GLB is a mid-sized SUV available with either five or seven seats. It is based on the smaller GLA model, although it is closer in size to the larger GLC. The GLB arrived in the UK in late 2019.

The GLB is currently available with either a petrol or diesel engine, although a plug-in hybrid is likely to join the range at a later date. There is also a high-performance model called the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 – we are building a separate page for this model, so be sure to check back soon.

As of August 2021, the Mercedes-Benz GLB holds an Expert Rating of 69% on our unique Expert Rating index, based on 20 different UK reviews from the UK’s leading automotive websites. It has received praise from reviewers for its comfort, safety and advanced technology; however it has been criticised for limited practicality compared to similarly-priced rivals, and for only offering a limited choice of engines.

Key specifications


Body style: Mid-sized SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £36,945 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2019

92%

ADULT OCCUPANT

88%

CHILD OCCUPANT

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

74%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Mercedes-Benz GLB has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP. The testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, before resuming later in the year.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mercedes-Benz GLB has received

2021

  • carwow Awards – Best Family SUV

2020

  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Medium Family Car
  • Business Car Awards – Best Premium Large SUV

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